Daniel MacCarthy in conversation with Kristian Day: From 4pm

Oxford, UK 25 February 2023 
Oxford, UK 4-5:30pm
Metaphor and allegory have always been part of the language in Daniel MacCarthy's paintings. MacCarthy's semiotic language, depicting nettles and brambles, electric light and shovels, boats and parasols, symbolise hope and anxiety, entropy, the climate crisis and our relationship to our natural surroundings. Often this language becomes obscure, the metaphor being felt more than understood.

Daniel MacCarthy (b. 1986, UK) Lives and works in Wales. MacCarthy's work encompasses painting, printmaking and drawing. He uses a combination of photography, observation and memory to create poignant works that address our emotional connection to the landscape. MacCarthy studied at the Royal Drawing School in London and is a recipient of the Sidney Nolan Trust Resident Artist Award. His work is in the collections of Stella McCartney, London; Dumfries House, Scotland; The Peninsula Hotel, London (selected by Peter Marino); The Moritz-Heyman Collection, Tuscany; The Branca Collection in Milan. He has exhibited with Fitzrovia Gallery, London; Hastings Contemporary; Galera San Soda, Milan.

Kristian Day is a curator, programmer and advisor with 25 years' experience working in the cultural sector. Since 2016 has worked as a freelance curator, producing exhibitions, projects and events in partnership with artists, galleries and institutions across the UK. Kristian recently launched Playing Fields, a platform for meaningful collaboration between curators and art spaces with a particular focus on regional cultural scenes, emphasising the sharing of resources, networks and audiences.

Daniels exhibition Ship of Fools continues until 4 March 2023.

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